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2014-05-06 23:12:50

Knowing the signs and symptoms of severe mental illness can lead to early intervention, which can save lives. New book, “A Voice out of Nowhere,” chronicles one tragedy that could have been prevented. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 When Bruce Blackman slaughtered six members of his family, he didn’t do it out of rage or revenge. The 22-year-old had no history of violence but had been exhibiting bizarre behavior for several months before he shot and killed his mother, father,...

2013-06-19 23:00:59

The Journal of Parasitology features a commentary on a case of image manipulation in a 2004 article published in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society. The article´s methodology and results have also been criticized, although it does not appear that the authors intentionally misrepresented the evidence. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The Journal of Parasitology — Although altering or improving photographs is common with today´s computer software, it creates...

A Relationship With The Internet May Lead To Psychosis
2012-11-20 17:47:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Internet was a phenomenon when it came on the scene in the early 1990´s. As the technology has grown, psychiatrists have struggled to recognize and identify a whole host of mental health issues that have arisen as a result of the increased amount of time people spend online. Dr. Uri Nitzan of Tel Aviv University´s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Shalvata Mental Health Care Center has produced a new paper, to...

2012-03-28 01:01:12

TAU research advocates behavior-based treatment as an option of dementia patients Dementia – an acute loss of cognitive ability – can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation. It occurs in severe disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Despite the fact that the condition is common, especially among older persons, there is still a lack of effective treatment. According to Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield of Tel Aviv University' Herczeg Institute on...

2012-01-10 15:08:56

In a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), people with schizophrenia showed greater brain activity during tests that induce a brief, mild form of delusional thinking. This effect wasn't seen in a comparison group without schizophrenia. The study appears in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry. "We studied a type of delusion called a delusion of reference, which occurs when people feel that external stimuli such as newspaper articles or strangers'...

2011-12-22 17:55:00

U.S. District Court Judge Jay R. Irwin ruled that Eric Clark might have been acquitted of murdering Flagstaff police officer Jeffrey Moritz if observations about Clark's untreated mental illness before the shooting had been presented, the Treatment Advocacy Center announced. Arlington, VA. (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Eric Clark, imprisoned since his 2003 murder conviction for killing a Flagstaff police officer, has been ordered released from prison or retried by the state of Arizona, the...

2011-11-07 16:49:37

Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how severe the future illness course of a patient with psychosis will be, according to research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. The findings could allow doctors to make more accurate decisions about how best to treat patients. Psychosis is a condition that affects people's minds, altering the way they think, feel and behave. It can be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions. The most common forms are...

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2011-05-17 12:05:00

A new study has found that there is no physical explanation for delusional infestations, and those patients who complained of being infected with bugs or eggs generally had a clean report on medical exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who suffer from delusional infestation have also reported fatigue, joint pain, and short term memory loss. In cases of delusional infestation, "patients often complain that the physician isn't examining their skin closely...

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2011-02-08 12:40:00

Researchers said that when people who smoke marijuana become mentally ill, psychiatric diseases start earlier than it would if they did not smoke pot. This means that serious psychiatric diseases that might not have shown up until kids were in their teens or twenties if they had not started smoking as young as 12. Dr. Matthew Large said in an interview with Reuters Health that the link between using pot and developing serious mental illness is strongest in the youngest smokers. "We have to...

2010-04-30 13:35:00

Children normally experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals, but some of them are also having hallucinations and delusions which might be the early signs of psychosis. A study of British 12-year-olds that asked whether they had ever seen things or heard voices that weren't really there, and then asked careful follow-up questions, has found that nearly 6 percent may be showing at least one definite symptom of psychosis. The children who...


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